What are the differences between these words?

I'm an English learner and I'm confused about some words having similar meanings.

1) intruder invader interloper trespasser

2) whirl swirl twirl

3) restraint constraint

4) chromatic prismatic iridescent

5) bastion citadel

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  • 6 years ago
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    Something to work with. Hope it helps.

    1)

    intruder: in addition to burgler, an interrupter of discourse

    invader; more aggressive intrusion, as Genghis Khan

    interloper;

    unwanted person getting involved in personal matters

    trespasser:less aggressive unwanted invasion invasion

    of property

    2)

    whirl : spin about with a flourish

    swirl : spin about with more panache, grace

    twirl: as a verb. like twirl a top, spin around in place

    3)

    restraint; self control, but also a means of holding in place

    constraint:

    restricted action or stiffness of interaction with others

    4)

    chromatic:

    out of sync notes in music, a product of color

    prismatic : like a prism, separating light

    iridescent:

    luminous color changing with the angle of sight

    5)

    bastion: a stronghold or fortification that remains intact

    citadel:

    the core fortified area of a town or city (still may be overrun)

    As you can see, many of these words can be used interchangeably to convey about the same meaning. Some of them have meanings on different levels that can be better understood if you Google their meanings.

    Source(s): TLM
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